Dear KASD Families,
On April 16, Governor Evers announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Although this was not the outcome we had hoped for, we are grateful to have this direction so we can move forward in planning for a successful end to the school year for our students, including exploring avenues for honoring our seniors.
We acknowledge continued school closures are difficult for students, staff, families and our entire community. In simplest terms, students miss their friends and teachers, and we miss our students. I am extremely proud of the way our students, teachers and families have worked together to continue meeting our students’ educational and emotional needs.
The extended closure raises numerous questions for students and families. We are working to answer your questions as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is what we know at this time:
- Distance learning will continue through June 4. We are committed to continuing to partner with families and community to support our students’ learning while they are at home.
- We will continue to prioritize support for our high school seniors to ensure they have what they need for graduation and post-secondary transitions.
- We will continue to provide meals to all children during school closure. Meals are free to all children 18 years or younger. Pickups are available at Kimberly High School or Westside Elementary School.
- All events, including athletics, dances and scheduled school trips, are cancelled. We are collaborating with students and staff to come up with creative alternatives to celebrate milestones such as awards night and graduation. We will keep students and families updated.
- We will schedule dates to pick up personal belongings and to return school materials at a later date.
- We are waiting for information from the Governor on whether schools will be open for summer school.
We are committed to delivering the very best education possible under these unique circumstances while also doing all we can to support students’ well-being. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or school principal.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Robert S. Mayfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools